Posts from Japan

Seoul, South Korea Big In Japan

Every hotel room should have a “Do Not Disturb” button next to the bed. Every hotel room power socket should be universal, allowing plugs from any region. Not every toilet seat should be heated, though I’m open-minded about the retracting … Continue reading

Tokyo, Japan Suntory Time

My second favorite thing about Taipei is the crosswalk signs. They tell you how many seconds you have left to cross, and by way of illustration, they show an animation of a little green man walking. As the timer counts … Continue reading

Tokyo, Japan Pod Life

Checking into my capsule hotel involved an elaborate sequence of rituals, each of which I managed to botch up terribly. The shoes, I learned the hard way, come off immediately upon entering. There are hundreds of tiny lockers off to … Continue reading